Our Collaborators and Partners​


Rupert Chen

Rupert Chen is a student at the Harker School.  His interests include Latin, Computer Science, and long distance biking.  He has been working on https://covid9teen.net

You can contact Rupert at covid9teen.net@gmail.com.

Learn more about the covid9teen and LiQ collaboration here

Dave Dillon

Dave Dillon is counseling faculty and a professor at Grossmont College in San Diego, California. He currently serves as an ASCCC (Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges OERI (Open Educational Resource Initiative) Regional Lead. He curated and co-authored three OER (Open Educational Resources), including Blueprint for Success in College and Career (Rebus Community, 2018), which won a Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association and an Open Textbook Award from Open Education Global. Dave was a Stanford University Global Studies Fellow in 2019 and is passionate about anti-racism, student success, textbook quality, open pedagogy, access and affordability, and design.

Learn more about Prof. Dillon’s collaboration with LiQ here!

Megha Sood

Megha Sood lives in New Jersey, USA. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the UK based Arts and Literary Journal MookyChick.Over 450+ works in journals including Better than Starbucks, SONKU, Poetry Society of New York, Kissing Dynamite, American Writers Review, FIVE:2: ONE, KOAN. Her works have been widely anthologized by the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian Press. Three-time State-level Winner NAMI Dara Axelrod NJ Poetry Contest 2018/2019/2020.National Winner Spring Robinson Lit Prize 2020, Shortlisted for Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019, Adelaide Literary Award 2019,  Erbacce Prize 2020, Nominated for the iWomanGlobalAwards 2020. Works selected numerous times by Jersey City Writers group and Department of Cultural Affairs for the Arts House Festival. She blogs at https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/, tweets at @meghasood16 and Instagram at @meghasworld16.

Link to her writer’s profile at Pw.org (Poets and Writers)

Past Partners and Collaborators

Elias Aceves

HRI fellow

Elias is currently an undergraduate at Stanford, hoping to double major in Economics and Mathematics. Poverty, disparity, and development studies have always been at the forefront of his mind. He is interested in addressing such issues, along with incorporating methodologies which are not common in economics. Whether it is looking to incorporate neocolonial history to the Global South’s underdevelopment, or how race, gender, and sexuality influence one’s class and their mobility, Elias has always sought to address inequities discussed within economics through more ways than time series, regressions, and models (but he doesn’t mind doing that either!). In his free time, he likes to run, paint, or watch A24 Movies.

He is the Lead Coordinator for the Prisons during Pandemic Initiative & Mutual Aid Plus Relief Funds Initiative and does outreach to many organizations.

You can reach Elias at eace01@stanford.edu.

Yuki Bailey

Stanford school of medicine research assistant

is studying the intersection of medicine and the humanities. She is particularly interested in social determinants of health and the health issues that arise during traumatic events. Currently, she is exploring literature, in conjunction with medical studies, to express and interpret the health effects of crisis situations. 

Leah Chase

hri fellow

Leah is an undeclared freshman, hoping to double major in English and Art History. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry, discovering new music, and taking lots and lots of walks.

Jin Yun Chow

is currently a third year doctoral candidate at Stanford University’s department of Comparative Literature. She studies the language politics between Arabic, French, and Vietnamese in former colonies of the French empire through looking at fiction and poetry. Her research interests include 20th-21st century North African Francophone and Arabophone literature, Indochinese Francophone Literature, and Francophone language politics. She is a huge language nerd, and the main languages that she works with are French, Chinese and Arabic. She is currently on leave working on her EdTech startup Polygence.

Jin was born and raised in Hong Kong, and she also holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton University.

Ariana Davarpanah

Ariana is an incoming junior at Stanford University. She currently holds an AA-T in Political Science and an AA in Social Science from the College of San Mateo. She enjoys learning languages, travelling and shopping at thrift stores.

Daniel Endebo

Daniel holds a Business degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since 2015 he has worked with social media and data analysis. In his spare time he enjoys watching soccer and basketball games, listening to podcasts while walking on Copacabana beach, and venturing in kitchen shenanigans.

Nicole Escalante

Nicole is a second year student at Mt. San Jacinto College, majoring in Chemistry. She loves nature and is very passionate about environmental conservation. In her spare time, she enjoys playing video games, gardening, and spending time with her grandparents. Nicole aims to engage communities through LiQ’s social media channels. She is excited to help give people a platform to let their voice be heard!

Cat Fergesen

HRI fellow

Cat is a first year undergraduate at Stanford University. She intends to major in Linguistics and Biology and has a particular interest in storytelling with a focus in oral storycraft and audio documentary.

Nami Fuseya

Nami has been helping people improve their quality of lives in a variety of settings for over 15 years. She believes that exercise is medicine and promotes active lifestyle to maintain both mental and physical well-being. She continues to pursue her purpose to build a safe and supportive wellness community to motivate each other during the pandemic.

Nicole Hong

Nicole is an undergraduate student at the College of San Mateo, majoring in Psychology.  She is interested in researching and learning more about the relationship between mental and physical health.  In fact, the Life in Quarantine Project caught her interest because she had actually just given a TEDx talk on the relationship between immunosuppressed chronic illness patients’ physical health and their increased stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therefore, Nicole was excited that LiQ provided as another outlet for her to share others’ quarantine stories!  Outside of school, Nicole enjoys anything related to health and wellness, such as cooking healthy recipes, stress-baking, and most of all, reading.

You can contact Nicole at: nicoleyhong@gmail.com

Fabiana Jung

Fabiana is an undergraduate student at De Anza College majoring in Economics and Statistics. She is interested in all things related to social economics, the environment, and tech. She enjoys trying new foods (the weirder, the better!), watching the sunset, and skiing. 

You can contact Fabiana at fhjung0112@gmail.com.

Elianna Lee

Elianna is a senior at Murrieta Valley High School and the officer of community service for the National Honor Society at her school. In her free time, she enjoys playing the french horn and learning the bass guitar. She also enjoys educating herself on local educational issues and advocating for change in her community. In the future, she hopes to double major in chemistry and political science at a four-year university. 

Miranda Liu

hri fellow

Miranda is a first-year student interested in studying literature, creative writing, and how to tie both to social change. She enjoys storytelling, being in nature, and finding new sources of inspiration.

Iona Finlay C. Mendoza​

Iona Finlay C. Mendoza is a graduate of Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She is a former intern at Rappler Inc., an online news website based in the Philippines. During her stint with Rappler, she covered stories that feature communities and individuals who bring about change. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going to the beach.

Alana Mermin-Bunnell

hri fellow

Alana is a Stanford undergraduate majoring in bioengineering and minoring in art practice. She is passionate about the intersections between art and STEM, destigmatizing mental health, and improving the quality of life of people globally in whatever small ways she can. She loves visual art, reading, playing board games, and her pet chickens.

As a part of LiQ, Alana works on graphic design, social media content development and management, outreach, and blog writing. She is happy to be a part of a great team.

You can reach Alana at alanamb@stanford.edu

Barry Migott

HRI fellow

Barry is currently an undergraduate at Stanford hoping to major in Computer Science and minor in Management Science & Engineering. His interests include listening to podcasts, reading contemporary African literature and finding new sources of inspiration.

Audrey Mitchell

HRI fellow

Audrey is an undergraduate sophomore double-majoring in Political Science and Management Science & Engineering, with a minor in Theatre and Performance Studies. Her interests include Shakespeare textual and performance adaptation, human rights law and international tribunals, and creating change through the intersection of arts and justice.

NoiseFilter Podcast

NoiseFilter distills the most important information about COVID-19 and delivers updates in clear, bite-sized chunks, bringing forth the facts in a communication language and style accessible to all listeners. Hosted by two doctors, the podcast serves as a means for listeners to keep themselves and their loved ones educated about the virus.

Learn more about the NoiseFilter and LiQ collaboration here

Folasade Oyekenu


Merve Tekgürler

Before coming to Stanford, Merve received their BA from Freie Universität Berlin and worked there as a student assistant with the Chair for the Early Modern History. Their main focus has been on the interactions and relations of the Ottoman Empire with Central Europe, particularly with Germany. Currently they are working on Ottoman-Polish borderlands of 17th and 18th centuries, with an emphasis on the changes and continuities in the region during the partitions of Poland. Merve is currently involved in multiple CESTA project and working on their own project on the digitalisation of Ottoman-Polish border.

Karina Thiagarajan

Karina is a student at De Anza College majoring in economics and psychology. She is passionate about helping community college students through mentorship and increasing inclusion in leadership. She loves economics for the breadth and depth of the world it encompasses and strongly believes that if you ever want to change anything, starts with the incentives!

Hannah Walton

HRI fellow

Hannah is an undergraduate student at Stanford majoring in English and minoring in Human Biology. She is interested in public health, and is hoping to enter the medical field in the future. She enjoys playing violin with fellow musicians on campus (although virtually now!), reading, and hanging out with her dog, Snowy.

Hannah is very excited to be a part of the LiQ team. She works on website layout and structure, submission posting, story uploading, outreach, and social media management.

You can contact Hannah at hwalton@stanford.edu

Qixuan Glede Wang

hri fellow

Qixuan, with preferred name Glede, is a first year undergraduate student at Stanford. She comes from Shenzhen China, from a southern city next to Hong Kong. She is a queer woman who is looking to pursue a Women and Gender’s Studies major and Data Science minor. She enjoys cosplay, tennis and, surprisingly, social distancing. She cannot wait to join the Life in Quarantine team and make more voices across the world heard.

Katie Yoon

HRI fellow

Katie is an undergraduate first-year at Stanford who hopes to double major in International Relations and Psychology. Katie aspires to one day become an international human rights lawyer with long-term goals to combat corruption and judicial bias in courts around the world. While under quarantine, she has been enjoying creating fusion confections, doing pilates, and binge-watching foreign dramas to improve her language skills.

Emily Zhang

CESTA Undergraduate Research Assistant

Emily is a senior majoring in Symbolic Systems and minoring in philosophy. She enjoys writing, drawing, and surfing.

Life in Quarantine: Witnessing Global Pandemic is an initiative sponsored by the Poetic Media Lab and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis at Stanford University.

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